IMCA DP Station Keeping Bulletin 03/20

The following case studies and observations have been compiled from information received by IMCA during 2020. To ensure anonymity all vessel, client and operational data has been removed from the narrative.

Vessel managers, DP operators and DP technical crew should consider if these case studies are relevant to their own vessel DP operation so that they can be used to assess and assist the safe operation of the vessel.

Any queries regarding this bulletin should be directed to Andy Goldsmith (, IMCA Technical Adviser – Marine.

Members and non-members alike are welcome to contact Andy if they have experienced DP events which can be securely analysed and then shared anonymously with the DP industry.